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Jordan- UN calls on Iran to stop juvenile executions


(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) New York, Feb. 16 (Petra)-- The UN High commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, urged Iran on Friday to "abide by international law" and "immediately halt" executing individuals who committed crimes when they were under 18 years of age.

The top UN human rights official said in a statement that in January, three people were executed for murders committed at 15 or 16, while some of the 80 juvenile offenders on death row are in danger of "imminent execution".

"The execution of juvenile offenders is unequivocally prohibited under international law, regardless of the circumstances and nature of the crime committed," added the statement.

Among the latest criminals executed was Mahboubeh Mofidi, 20, who was convicted of killing her husband when she was 16, three years after their marriage, the statement pointed out.

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